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East West University



The idea of establishing a private university to provide quality education at an affordable cost in Bangladesh was first mooted by a group of prominent academics, business leaders, professionals and education enthusiasts led by Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin. With this end in view, this group formed a non-profit, non-political, charitable organization called Progoti Foundation for Education and Development (PFED). East West University is its first major project. Members of the Board of Directors of East West University are: Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed, Mr. S.M. Nousher Ali, Mr. Farooque B. Chaudhury, Dr. Rafiqul Huda Chaudhury, Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi, Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Mr. Mohammed Zahidul Haque R.Ph., Dr. Saidur Rahman Lasker, Dr. Muhammad A. Mannan, Professor M. Mosleh-Uddin, Mr. Shelley A. Mubdi, Mr. M.A. Mumin, Dr. Khalil Rahman, Mr. H.N. Ashequr Rahman and Mrs. Razia Samad.

After being accorded permission by the Government under the Private University Act (Act 34) of 1992,East West University was launched in 1996. Classes started in September, 1996 with 6 faculty members and 20 students in the present campus of 45, Mohakhali Commercial Area, Dhaka.


In keeping with its name,East West University, rated among the top private universities, endeavors to synthesize eastern culture and values with western thought and innovations. As an institution of higher learning that promotes and inculcates ethical standards, values and norms, East West University (EWU) is committed to the ideals of equal opportunity, transparency, and non-discrimination.

The primary education mission of EWU is to provide, at a reasonable cost, post-secondary education characterized by academic excellence in a range of subjects that are particularly relevant to current and anticipated societal needs. Central to the University's mission is providing students with opportunities, resources and expertise to achieve academic, personal and career goals within a stimulating and supportive environment. EWU is striving not only to maintain high quality in both instruction and research, it is also rendering community service through dissemination of information, organization of training programs and other activities. Sensitive to the needs of its students and staff, EWU is committed to providing a humane, responsive and invigorating atmosphere for productive learning and innovative thinking.


East West University has been accredited by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, and its curricula as well as programs have been approved by the University Grants Commission. The President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of EWU. The Vice Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, and the Treasurer, are appointees of the President of the country in his capacity as the Chancellor of the University.


The temporary campus of the university is located at 43 Mohakhali C/A., Dhaka. It consists of 2 (two) six-storied building and two ten-storied buildings. When this is completed EWU will have 89,297 sft. of space in the four adjacent buildings. The campus is situated at the heart of the city and can be easily accessed by all modes of public transportation.

Central Library

East West University Library holds a unique place among the Private University libraries of the country. It provides an array of extraordinary facilities to the library users with the help of state-of-the-art techniques and technologies.

The Library has been completely automated by the Software Development Center (SDC) ofEast West University. The automation incorporates issue/circulation based on barcodes and automatic fine calculations with many useful features. The most exciting part of the automation is the web component. The web module is used by the students and the faculty members. The faculty members post requisition for the book using the web modules at any time during the semester.

The automation includes following key features:

Search on the web module

Book requisition request for the faculty

Borrow status check for the student

Web notice board

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